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File No. 552

    February Session, 2016

Substitute Senate Bill No. 295

Senate, April 7, 2016

The Committee on Public Health reported through SEN. GERRATANA of the 6th Dist., Chairperson of the Committee on the part of the Senate, that the substitute bill ought to pass.

AN ACT CONCERNING RADIOLOGICAL AND IMAGING SERVICES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (Effective from passage) The Commissioner of Social Services shall, on a quarterly basis, provide data on utilization trends in radiological and imaging services in the Medicaid program to the Council on Medical Assistance Program Oversight until June 30, 2017. Said council may review such data to determine the effect, if any, on patient access to radiological and imaging services due to reduced reimbursement for such services pursuant to the Department of Social Services' Medicaid state plan amendment 15-020.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

New section

PH

Joint Favorable Subst.

 

The following Fiscal Impact Statement and Bill Analysis are prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for purposes of information, summarization and explanation and do not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.

OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill, which requires the Department of Social Services (DSS) to provide certain utilization data to the Council on Medical Assistance Program Oversight until June 30, 2017, has no fiscal impact as the agency currently has the expertise to do so.

The Out Years

State Impact: None

Municipal Impact: None

OLR Bill Analysis

sSB 295

AN ACT CONCERNING RADIOLOGICAL AND IMAGING SERVICES.

SUMMARY:

The Office of Legislative Research does not analyze Special Acts.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Public Health Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

28

Nay

0

(03/21/2016)

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